Tag: ACC football

Ben Swain

Hoping to cut his journalistic teeth on the Iraq war, Swain was instead mistakenly assigned the North Carolina sports beat as an intern out of college. He threw himself into the work with the same fervor he anticipated taking to the front lines and has become one of the most respected voices in modern sports media. He’s also a Duke fan from Durham County who went State. And Guilford.

Stock Image Meme – ACC Style

So you’ve probably seen the stock image meme by now, but if you haven’t, you will soon and you’ll be sick of it. But before we get to that point, here’s a quick look around the ACC, stock image meme by stock image meme. Florida State Louisville Notre Dame NC State Syracuse Wake Forest Georgia… Read more »

Which College Football Summer Preview Magazine Is the Best?


Sporting News? Phil Steele? Athlon? Street & Smith? Sports Illustrated? Everyone has their favorite place to get the numbers of returning projected starters for their team, but if you read them all you might believe every Power 5 school is a dark horse to win the National Championship (except for Alabama, which is always the… Read more »

Beer sales at college games could be bad for fans

Beer sales at college games could be a nice revenue driver for local schools, and our friends at Capital Broadcasting have done a good job of breaking that down this week. To summarize, Wake Forest already does it, and Duke, NC State and UNC all sell alcohol in premium sections within the stadium. There’s some… Read more »

The Worst Weekend Ever?


Missed kicks. Made kicks (for the opponent). Game-changing penalties. Overtime losses. Could this week have been worse for North Carolina sports?



Welcome to North Carolina, where we sometimes freak out about snow but we will NOT let our football games be rained out by a hurricane. Despite Hurricane Matthew’s omnipresence in the state, North Carolina’s 4 ACC teams pressed on with scheduled games Saturday (Notre Dame-NC State, Virginia Tech-UNC, Army-Duke, Syrcause-Wake Forest) As always, SportsChannel8 was… Read more »

Who to Bet On…Week 3 NC Edition


All seven of the FBS teams in North Carolina are in action this weekend. Our crack research team has come up with some trends for each of the teams to maybe give you some guidance when you call in a play to your guy, if you know a guy. NC State -23 vs Old Dominion… Read more »